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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 12:39 PM
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Why do some DUers have the need to sound like bullies or thugs?
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Let me preface this by saying I'm about to bitch about what I've seen far too much of here on DU.

I've often seen posts here that may have been nonsensical, off-base, or just outright wrong on the face of it. (And I've even made such posts myself, as have many of us.) Anyone who wants to respond to such posts, usually has about four choices: (1) Ignore the post; (2) Agree with it; (3) Point out, in a civil way to the OP, why he or she is off base; or (4) Take a huge, rude dump on the OP.

I've been a member of DU for over three years, and although I may have posted some rude responses, they were usually a gut reaction to someone else's rudeness, and I started typing before taking a deep breath and then just leaving it alone.

Having said this, I have found that there are members here who live to mock, attack, malign, spit on, and indulge in insults that would get them busted in the nose if they made the same statement directly to someone's face. And yeah, I know there are "heroes" out there who will insist that, anything they say on line, they'll say to someone's face.

Nonetheless, verbal bullying and mocking are not traits that most of us say we believe in. Put another way, we've watched Republicans use these tactics for years and it's the type of thing that any decent human being ought to be ashamed of.

I'd like to hear some opinions on this issue. And if you're one of the offenders about whom I'm speaking, flame away. Flaming is far easier than composing a thoughtful, intelligent response.
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